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Regulatory & Legal
Gaming Regulators European Forum (GREF)
Founded in 1989 and consisting of representatives from gaming regulatory organisations throughout Europe.
Belgium - Commission des jeux de hasard
Hungary - Gaming Board for Hungary
Latvia - Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection
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Malta - Lotteries and Gaming Authority
The LGA was established in July 2002 and took over duties from the Gaming Board for Malta.
Netherlands Gaming Control Board
College van toezicht op de kansspelen. Based in the Hague and established January 1st 1996. The mission of the Board is to control the national gaming monopolies and is made up of seven independent members appointed by the Crown.
Northern Ireland
Betting and gaming in Northern Ireland is presently regulated under the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Northern Ireland) Order 1985. Administration is under the control of the Department for Social Development.
Norwegian Gaming Board
Portugal - Inspecção-Geral de Jogos (IGJ)
Slovenia - Office of Gaming Supervision
Spanish Ministerio del of the Interior - Comisión Nacional del Juego
Swedish National Gaming Board
Switzerland Federal Gaming Board
Eidgenössische Spielbankenkommission (ESBK). The Board will present applications to the Federal Government by September 2001.Type "A" & "B" licenses - Non restricted and smaller, lower limit operations respectively.

National Associations & Trade bodies

Casinos Français
Website of the French Casino Association. List of members and image map of locations and type of operation.
Deutsche Spielbanken Interessen und Arbeitsgemeinschaft (DESIA)
Slot manufacturer and Arcade/Spielhalle links
Verband der Deutschen Automatenindustrie e.V. (VDAI)
Bundesverband Automatenunternehmer e.V.
Hellenic Casino Association
VAN Speelautomaten - Dutch Amusement Industry Association
Gaming and Leisure Association of Ireland (GALA)
Associação Portuguesa de Casinos
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Asociasión Española de Casinos de Juego
The Spanish Casino Association. Representative body for 23 of the countries 32 casinos.
Swiss Casino Federation/Schweizer Casino Verband
Opening dates for Class A & B Casinos.

Pan European Associations
European Casino Association (ECA)
Formed at ICE in January 2005 to replace the European Casino Forum. The association is registered in Brussels and CAI CEO Paul Hertzeld was appointed chairman on 17th June, 2005.
European Federation of Coin Machine Associations (EUROMAT)
Established in 1979 and based in Brussels. Euromat is the European Association of Coin-Operated Amusement Machine Associations and represents the amusement machine industry at European level.
European Association for the Study of Gambling (EASG)
The aim of EASG is to increase a dialogue between all who are professionally involved in commercial gambling.
The 7th European Conference on Gambling Studies and Policy Issues will be held at the Hotel Perla, Nova Gorica, Slovenia - 1st to 4th July 2008.
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